About Me

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My name is Nikki Heyman. I have been practicing as a speech language therapist since 1989.

My goal is to share information and tips with parents and educators to keep you informed in the best interests of parenting and education.

From early on, my passion has been working with children. I admire their resilience, passion, plasticity and their ability to learn. It doesn’t matter how bad my day is at home, working with children has the ability to put a smile on my face and change my mood.

My Education and Experience

I graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a B.A. (Speech & Hearing Therapy). After my son was born, I completed a post graduate Diploma in Remedial Education at Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) (cum laude) now called the University of Johannesburg. I have just completed my Master in speech-pathology. My thesis looked at the features of apps that facilitate language intervention in children

I have worked in a variety of settings, including Hillbrow Hospital & Cotlands Childrens Sanctuary. I worked at a private remedial school in Johannesburg for 7 years before deciding to venture into full time private practice. I now work at a mainstream private school as well as a private practice from my home.

I hope that you will find some information on this site that you will be able to use and share with others. I also hope that I am able to assist you in answering questions that you may have.

 

Nikki

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